Sunday, 13 April 2008

Spring is sprung

The evenings are drawing out, making rowing on neap tides a comfortable possibility again. I put in at Prinsted and had a brisk row down channel. On the way I spotted a smashing classic yacht, Siona of Fyne (above), and the beautifully-restored Scottish fishing boat Ocean Pearl (a small zulu skiff, or possibly a fifie, I believe).
There were signs of activity all down the channel. Buoys that had been vacant since October were occupied, and owners were working to get them ready for the season. One unfortunate guy was stuck up a very tall mast doing some vital repair, something which I would only do at pistol point.
The pictures were taken with an HTC smartphone, which is only 2 megapixels so I think the results were surprisingly good.
Back at Prinsted hard, someone had put two gloves (not a pair) and a backpack that children had left, making the fingerpost into a sort of spring snowman.

1 comment:

Baddaddy said...

The boat in the second photo is Ocean Pearl, I'm guessing...